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Everything is silent before the storm in Ukraine

Everything is silent before the storm in Ukraine
Article by: Yuriy Lukanov
Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Edited by: A. N.


Erwan Bouvet

One day brings you hope, the next one despair. This is our time… a sad time indeed. And a strange feeling to be at the edge of the world… Everything is silent, before the storm…

A few weeks ago, I wrote how bad I was feeling about EU and felt obliged to apologize for ‘our’ lack of support to Euromaidan in this fight for Freedom and to our European values in which we left Ukrainians alone – almost to the end.

Thanks to God (?) but even more surely the courage of true Ukrainians, Yanukovych has been defeated and escaped to his master’s land. Ukraine had really few time to celebrate victory and recover from its losses, Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea to take his revenge and show to Ukrainians who ‘rules here’. He also sent a clear message to the world: “I shit on you, your international laws and your values. Ukraine is mine, so fuck off”.

Tomorrow, the criminal known as ‘Goblin’, this little thug self-proclaimed governor (who got 3% of votes at the last election) and new puppet of Putin in Crimea will announce that Crimea is ‘officially’ part of Russia in the pure tradition of a soviet democracy: while 85% of the population in Crimea want to stay in Ukraine, the result will be a huge “yes” for Russia. Afterall, the choices are between ‘yes’ or ‘yes’ so… The only suspense is about the official figure : 90%?, 99%? maybe 115%? Who cares? Everybody knows already that there will be no real vote.

Following this, Russia will invade the east of Ukraine through Donetsk, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia. Skinheads, neonazis, criminals and ‘titushky’ from Russia, yes, you heard me: not Ukrainians citizens, but drunk scumbags from Russia are already preparing the place for master Vladimir. Yesterday, they attacked a peaceful rally against war in Donetsk killing 3 men, injuring 50 others. Last night in Kharkiv, they attacked several times the building of the patriots of Ukraine, killing 2 persons. Once again it showed clearly to the world the real face of the Great Russia of Vladimir Putin! Each time, law enforcers were showing or a little concern being so few (Donetsk) or none being just not there (Kharkiv). When we remember how many they were in Kyiv against Euromaidan and how loud they were swearing ‘doing their job’…

Of course, Russia and her allies (Syria, North Korea and Iran) have another point of view of the situation. We do not belong to the same world obviously…

So, who will stop these barbarians?
Ukrainians? Yes, of course they will stand against this invader with their courage and their will to defend their country. But, I fear they can’t win against Russia’s army. Too few. Too less equipped.

And then, who will prevent Putin to move forward ?
Buses of these so-called ‘self-defense units’ are moving today from Simferopol to Kyiv. We can understand them : after all, what a disillusion for them to realise there were no ‘banderites’ in Crimea… They were expecting it so much on Russian TV… Once again, the only thing they will find here are normal citizens… But, do not worry, I am sure everything is already prepared for the “free democratic” Russian TV show. Even for the return of Yanukovych…

Kyiv is 2 hours from the north border with Russia, so why not Kiev ?
Will the West prevent it ? I already hear Putin’s laughs…
After all who are we talking about?

America? You mean this ‘decadent’ country lead by a ‘half nigger’? (Shocked? This is Putin’s point of view. We all know how tolerant he is: homosexuals… emm, sorry, ‘faggots’, journalists… emm, sorry, ‘enemies of state’, so Obama means ‘nigger’, no? Modern Russian became so hard to speak with Putin… I liked much more the Russian of Chekhov, Bulgakov and Dostoyevsky…).

Europe? This bunch of ‘sissies only concerned about money and their little lives’? You must be joking… They will express their ‘disagreement, will make ‘statements’ but they have no balls! They love too much Russian dirty money:
– England needs it for the City, their huge laundry machine,
– Germany can’t leave without Russian gas,
– France will never risk losing their VIP clients for luxury, Courchevel and Saint Tropez…

“I will take Ukraine because it’s mine ! And I will shoot anybody on my way. I will go and shoot them, even in their toilets, to the last one of them like I did with these fucking Chechnians!! Who do you think I am? Don’t you remember Grozny!! Grandpa Joseph killed 25 millions bastards who opposed him to create USSR (of which 8 millions were Ukrainians). Do you really believe that I will let Ukraine go? No way! Ukraine will be the diamond of my new Great Russia… I said Ukraine, not Ukrainians. And don’t even dare bothering me because I have nuclear weapons, ok?
What are talking about?
The world is much simpler: there are those who have the gun and those one who have a bullet in the head!”

Yes, I hear Putin’s laughs… an insane laugh of a despot, trained by KGB and, now, out of any reality.

But who am I to judge him?
After all, I was too young to see the SS of Hitler and from the other side of the wall to known the KGB from the Soviets… But thanks to Vladimir Putin, today I have a much better idea of how it looks.

For the first, my friends here are talking about moving the kids to the west to keep them safe, out of Kyiv. The time of ‘words’ seems to be ending and soon coming the time of ‘bullets’.

It’s a fight as old as the world: the Good against Evil, Love against Hate, Light against Darkness, Tolerance against Obscurantism… Since 50 years, Europe have been avoiding it and trying to build a better world, not perfect for sure but still in peace. A world where Ukrainians and Russians could live together in peace like French and Germans do. But, in this world, there is no place for Hitler, Stalin, Milosevic or Vladimir Putin…

Today 100 000 Russians were in the streets of Moscow which proves that Russia is not Putin. This is not Ukraine versus Russia, The West versus the East, France is not Courchevel, England is not the City and Germany is not only gas…

Come on free world, stand with Ukraine, fight for your values!!

– Europe: apply strong economic sanctions against Putin
– USA/NATO: bring a strong military force to keep peace in Ukraine
– Give a chance to Ukraine and Russia to join a democratic world, a safer world.

Money won’t save us from Putin and Shame, International Laws and Democratic Standards have no value to him as they had none to Hitler in 1939…

No more time for words anymore. Time to act and choose.
Do the right choice, free world or prepare to be doomed.
Simple as that.

I will stay here, I won’t run when children, women are beaten, when journalists and activists are kidnapped, when Human Rights and Decency are violated. If war comes upon me, I will stand with my Ukrainian brothers because I am a free man and, as a free man, I choose to fight for Freedom, like my grandfather did against Hitler, his father before and all those who died for this idea of Goodness. As a European, a French, a citizen, a man and a father: it’s my duty.

Do not misunderstand me. I don’t want to die but if I have to, at least, I will die with honor. I won’t bow against the “real” fascists because bowing to Barbarism is already being dead. I will not bring this shame on my name.

I still have hope in you Europe and USA.
It’s little hope, yes but still.

We are here waiting for the world…
tomorrow I will go to Maidan like every Sunday and will pray for a better tomorrow,
a tomorrow without Putin and his Putinists, for the sake of Ukraine, of the world and real Great Russia.

PS: By the time I am finishing this letter, here are the news from Russian TV: the 100 000 citizens [marching in Moscow in the ‘March of Peace‘ against war in Crimea on March, 15] turned into 2000 protestants wearing “Nazi” emblems and being arrested. Meanwhile, a pro Putin rally stood untouched. Here are the pictures. Guess who is who? And who looks like Nazis? No comments needed I guess.


“2000 nazis protestants” (according to Russian TV)

Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Edited by: A. N.
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